Monday, August 3, 2009
About two hours north of Yekaterinburg in the Chelyabinsk oblast, the Kasli cast iron works has been in operation for 250 years. Their greatest artistic achievement is the pavilion that we've seen in a gallery in Yekaterinburg. (Thanks to Anya for being our tour guide!) The details of the pavilion are wonderful.
You can imagine how pleased we were to receive this beautiful gift, a Kasli filigree plate with mythylogical figures on it, from Galina. So unexpected. We were overwhelmed. (Pavilion photo from "justrussia." You can see more Kasli work on the web.)